HIST143 Africa South of the Sahara

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST143 Africa South of the Sahara
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
A interdisciplinary study of currently significant aspects of cultures of Africa south of the Sahara. Special attention will be paid to the economic, social, and political impact of the West and the nature of the African response.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To identify and realize the significant contributions made by Africans to World History by presenting an overview of Sub-Sahara Africa
    2. To stimulate better understanding of how African history interrelates to Western History
    3. To encourage a greater awareness of African Cultural Contributions in order to reduce Ethnocentrism and Increase a Global Perspective
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Traditional African Society and Economic Systems
    2. African languages, arts and music
    3. Empires and state formation
    4. South Africa and Race
    5. Colonialism and Social Change
    6. Urbanization, Education and Elites
    7. Religion and Change
    8. African Concepts of Nationhood and State-Building
    9. Economic and Technological Development
    10. Contemporary Development and the Global Perspective
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Class lecture, discussion, guest speakers, projects, and written responses

Review/Approval Date -4/99